Diane C. Lockhart, M.D.

Patient Satisfaction Survey

Overall Satisfaction
5 out of 5
141 Ratings

Lockhart, Diane

Specialty: Eaton Place Breast Center

Office Location:
Cancer & Wellness Center
Breast Care Program
One Eaton Place, Suite 1BB
Worcester, MA 01608

Phone: (508) 363-6881
Fax: (508) 363-7591


“My highest priority is to keep a patient-centered focus to help each patient through the treatment and healing process in the best way possible. It is also an important part of my job to stay current with the best ways to stay healthy, incorporating new information into my practice and bringing that to each patient visit."

Dr. Diane Lockhart is a Breast Surgeon and the Medical Director of the Breast Care Program at the Saint Vincent Cancer & Wellness Center.  Viewing her role as more clinical than administrative, Dr. Lockhart is directly involved in the care of the patients that she sees.

“I am responsible for performing surgery for my patients, but my role continues as I help them to navigate the process of our treatment and health-care system. Our entire team is mindful to work with patients within the context of their lives. We aim to assist them through a difficult time as they go through the treatment they need and emerge at its completion to regain productive lives."

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Dr. Lockhart emphasizes the importance of a program that is patient centered.  “We view each person as an individual beyond their diagnosis. And we are aware that patients have families and lives that may need support as they receive treatment for their medical condition.”

The Breast Care Program at Saint Vincent Cancer & Wellness Center provides treatment for breast cancer, as well as services to monitor and help maintain breast health.  “Breast cancer care has changed dramatically in recent years, enabling us to identify the genetic makeup of tumors and tailor more or less aggressive treatments as needed. This enables us to optimize results while avoiding any unnecessary pain for patients.”

Dr. Lockhart was recently featured in the Worcester Business Journal.

Board-certified by the American College of Surgery, Dr. Lockhart belongs to numerous medical societies, including the American Association of Breast Surgeons, the Massachusetts Medical Society and the New England Surgical Society.

Dr. Lockhart formerly served as Director of the Cambridge Breast Center at Cambridge Hospital.  Prior to that, she was a staff surgeon at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Faulkner Hospital, while working for Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. From 2000-2013, she was a clinical instructor of surgery for both Harvard Medical School and Tufts University School of Medicine students and trained surgical residents at attending hospitals.

Dr. Lockhart completed the UMass Surgical Residency Program, followed by a research fellowship in a tumor immunology lab at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and she earned her medical degree at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Before she became a physician, Dr. Lockhart pursued a productive career as a nurse after graduating Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Science from Boston University.

Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to provider related questions on our independently administered Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.
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Comments are gathered from our Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
Apr 11, 2021
Dr. Lockhart is an caring and exceptional physician.
Apr 9, 2021
I never felt rushed, eve. though my boppsy thankfully was benign Dr Lockhart still spent meaningful and Informative time with me
Apr 8, 2021
dr Lockhart is the best !!
Mar 27, 2021
Diane Lockhart has been the main reason I continue to be followed here. excellence that words cannot adequately describe in all phases of her care.
Mar 18, 2021
Dr Lockhart is very through and caring person. I have extreme confidence in her.
Mar 15, 2021
I have great confidence in Dr Lockhart, she truly cares and is very knowledgeable
Mar 15, 2021
Mar 3, 2021
Dr Lockhart has proven to me that she is very knowledgeable in her field. I trust her 100% with my care and know she is giving me best care available.
Feb 8, 2021
Dr. Lockhart takes the time to discuss any current concerns and answer any questions.
Jan 29, 2021
Dr. Lockhart took extra time to answer my questions and relieved my concerns greatly. I never felt rushed and her patience was very reassuring .
Jan 24, 2021
Dr Lockhart has excellent communication skills, bed site manner, explains every thing in details, I would highly recommend her.
Jan 22, 2021
Dr. Lockhart is the best surgeon.
Jan 15, 2021
Doctor explained everything clearly.
Jan 11, 2021
Made the entire session easy to understand. I never felt rushed when asking questions.
Oct 30, 2020
Dr. Lockhart makes me feel comfortable, like I matter, and very easy to talk to
Oct 11, 2020
incredibly helpful! Explained everything well and ensures understanding!
Oct 1, 2020
it was obvious that this MD was very knowledgeable regarding her area of expertise. she was helpful in explaining the films for before and after. she was warm and very comforting for a very scary thing....
Sep 26, 2020
I would absolutely reccommed this doctor
Sep 25, 2020
I frequently recommend Dr Lockharts Breast Center to people
Sep 25, 2020
Dr. Lockhart is one of the kindest, most knowledgeable doctors I have ever met. She is interested in the "whole" patient, not just what applies to her specialty. She is the best!
Sep 22, 2020
dr.lockhart takes time with you.does not try to rush you out like other doctors.real concern and explains everything.
Sep 17, 2020
Always great
Sep 15, 2020
Dr Lockhart is excellent on many levels. She is an excellent surgeon and is wonderful in explaining test results. Also does the most thorough exam. Top notch.
Sep 14, 2020
I am so thankful that I was referred to Dr. Lockhart.Her knowledge has put me at ease and I trust that she makes the best decision for my health issue. she is extremely compassionate. she is on top of things and makes me feel like I am her priority and not just a number.
Sep 1, 2020
She is a very good doctor.
Jul 19, 2020
I love all my Dr. and I will never go anywhere else
Jul 8, 2020
I trust my physician 100% wouldn't even think of going into Boston if another surgery becomes necessary!
Jul 7, 2020
she took her time and explained her course of action was very nice and knowledgeable. she put me at ease and I am happy I now have great doctors at st Vincent her listen and care
Jul 6, 2020
excellent experience
Jul 3, 2020
dr Lockhart is a wonderful dr, she's kind, she listens and she really cares about you!